I belong to a Mennonite-Catholic dialogue group which meets several times a year. Our assignment for this week’s meeting was a personal reflection on the Beatitudes, broadly, and then more specifically, in choosing one beatitude we were particularly “attracted” to at this point — in not more than seven minutes each! The contributions were varied, and all interesting.
In the church where I did my internship (and spent three years) we used the
lectionary. In my last church, where I served for 4 years, we also used
the lectionary. I like the lectionary and understand its strengths, of
which there are many.
This week Mitt Romney offhandedly called himself part of the "middle class."
Mitt's net worth is estimated at $200 million. It seems clear that it
was a pretty innocuous attempt at solidarity by a super-rich guy with
This week’s Theology Pub, a gathering of 20/30-somethings The Project FM
hosts at a local bar to talk about God and life, tackled the topic “Is
my truth better than yours?” Though it came out a few days too late,
David Brooks’ NY Times Op-Ed this week, “If it feels right,” would have been great pre-reading.
I’m sure it will end today when the news media go back to
reporting on the most urgent question of our time — which GOP candidate
will win the Tea Party debate on Monday night? — but this past weekend’s
coverage of the tenth anniversay of 9/11 was relentless.